Ymca Penang Hostel

211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia  show map
 2 stars
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Ymca Penang Hostel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Badminton

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The affordable Ymca Penang Hostel is a 2-star property set next to Gurney Drive, Komtar and Prangin Mall.

Penang Botanical Gardens, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Acheen Street Mosque are located just 1200 meters from the venue. Serving chinese and malaysian meals, The Cellar - Macalister Mansion is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Due to the hostel's convenient location, it will take you a 20-minute drive to get to Penang International airport.

Rooms

This property has 71 guestrooms including Deluxe Room, Twin Room, Deluxe Twin Room and Deluxe Double Room appointed with multi-channel TV, individual climate control, a balcony, a telephone and a writing desk. The comfortable rooms come with a carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant, local dishes are served.

Services

The facilities at Ymca Penang Hostel include a designated smoking area, free private parking, a luggage storage, an elevator and a meeting room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Badminton

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

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City Center
  • Penang
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    1700 ft
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    2200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    71

Rooms and availability

Ymca Penang photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room facilities
    Ymca Penang photos Exterior Hotel information
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Premium Deluxe Room
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      How to reach hostel

      hostel Ymca Penang Hostel Penang location
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      Hostel Address:

      211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Penang
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
        1700 ft
      • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
        2200 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        71

      Ymca Penang Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.9 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Khoo Kongsi - 1.6 mi
      • Fort Cornwallis - 2.0 mi
      • Penang Jetty - 2.1 mi

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Local attractions

      • Penang Botanical Gardens - 1.0 mi
        Jalan Air Terjun, Georgetown
      • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple - 1.3 mi
        Jalan Kebun Bunga, Georgetown
      • Pinang Peranakan Museum - 1.9 mi
        29 Church Street, Georgetown
      • Komtar - 1.1 mi
        Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
      • Ibox Museum of Glass Penang - 1.6 mi
        80-O Jalan Mount Erskine, Georgetown

      Near the hostel

      • Penang Hill - 3900 ft
        Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
      • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple - 4100 ft
        Lorong Burma, Georgetown
      • P Ramlee Gallery - 4100 ft
        40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
      • Acheen Street Mosque - 3900 ft
        Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
      • Wat Chayamangkalaram - 4100 ft
        Lorong Burma, Georgetown

      Restaurants nearby

      • Maple Palace Restaurant - 1700 ft

        Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
        Phone: 4-227 9690

        61% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

      • The Cellar - Macalister Mansion - 2200 ft

        Address: 228 Macalister Road
        Phone: +(60)42283888

        95% likes this, based on 29 reviews

      • Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine - 2700 ft

        Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye
        Phone: 013-4337878

        72% likes this, based on 158 reviews
        Cuisine: Nonya
        Price Range: USD 8 - USD 12

      • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion - 2200 ft

        Address: 228 Macalister Road
        Phone: 604-2283 888

        86% likes this, based on 32 reviews
        Cuisine: French, Contemporary
        Price Range: USD 12 - USD 102

      • Hot Wok - 2400 ft

        Address: 124 E&F, Jalan Burma

        79% likes this, based on 5 reviews
        Cuisine: Malaysian

      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        71
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      Ymca Penang Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ymca Penang

      Average guest rating

      6.8out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 20 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        6.6

        It was good, clean and staff were helpful, a bit far out of the way though

        Just the location

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Package deal comes with breakfast plus free theSun newspaper (self-collect from the reception counter).

        The one-way road system of Macalister Road - it's this so-near-yet-so-far experience driving - to get to the location of the hotel.

      • Family with children
        6.6

        It seems to be a safe and quiet place to stay, The receptionist was friendly and well-mannered. Ample parking space. Still recommend it because the price is reasoable,

        (i) I stayed for 2 days at YMCA and needed WIFI for my work. The WIFI was not working and the receptionist doesnt seems to know why. Only after a few inquiries did someone tell me that wifi was under repair, Until the day I left there is still no wifi. (ii) Penang is very famous for its food but your complimentary breakfast is way out of expectation.It's way below the average standard in Penang. My suggestion is if your hotel cant provide a Penang-standard breakfast, then please do not provide supplimentary breakfast. Do you Google map to find the right direction to go to the hotel. Many parts of Macalister Road is one-way, Google Earth shows a road without indication of which direction to drive. The triple room is too small for 3 person. The triple room I stayed in Taiping budget hotel was much bigger.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        good value for money

        our AC didn't have remote control and we had to get staff to help every time.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Clean and Tidy

        I like this Hotel though, however, for such facilities provided, they should lower the price a little bit more.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        A affordable hotel with good necessary facilities

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        The room was very clean, as was the private bathroom. Air conditioning working and effective, and rooms kept noise out very well.

        The hostel is not in a very good location if you are looking to spend much time in George Town. Not many bus routes go past the YMCA, and Jln Macalistair is deceptively long!!

      • Couple
        4.6

        I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemies. The location is horrible (25 minutes by bus to the city...). In the morning they serve you cold eggs and old toast for breakfast. In your room you can smell the sweat of the people who are playing badminton in the gym. And besides that, it's very noisy! We're backpackers, so pretty used to sleeping in bad accomodations, but YMCA Penangs has been really one of our worst....

      • Family with children
        6.6

        comfortable stay, friendly servicing staff and the hotel location is accesible to other interesting place.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        the room were clean and they provide hot water and warm water to drink

        no complaints

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        is value for money,comfortable for college students like us,helpful of the staffs here.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Very clean and the fact that the Church was just outside made it feel safe to sleep. :-))

        Nothing except that it was difficult to check in at the beginning as the staff could not locate my name and that was a problem.

      • Older travelers
        6.8

        Good value for moneyand reasonable service and essential equipment such as electric kettle and towels. Size of room is adequate.

        The carpet should be deep cleaned as I and my wife both experienced bitten by fleas for all the 3 nights that we stayed while working on my netbook computer on the desk. The internet explorer regularly disconnected while you are using it.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Good ambience,feel at home,. Wi fi facility

        Rooms are small, and so also the breakfast

      How to reach hostel

      hostel Ymca Penang Hostel Penang location
      Show big map »

      Hostel Address:

      211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Penang
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
        1700 ft
      • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
        2200 ft
      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        71